Animals & Livestock
Cattle in snow
Last week, when the weather was frightful, I had several friends on Facebook post photos of newborn livestock they were trying to take care of in the freezing temperatures. Old man winter has let up some, however the cold, snowy and icy weather can still cause problem for those with livestock. Thus making it important that we go over some basic information about caring for livestock during winter months.
cow
Once again I would like to share some of the tidbits of information I hope the youth gained thanks to participating in the livestock skill-a-thons this year. The livestock skill-a-thon allows the youth a chance to test their knowledge of the livestock industry as a whole.
horse
This year, I had the joy of continuing to host livestock skill-a-thon contests at the Owen County Fair and the Clay County Fair. The winner of the livestock skill-a-thon is not based on how an animal looks, but on the youth's knowledge of the livestock industry as a whole. So here are a few tidbits of information I hope the youth gained thanks to participating in the livestock skill-a-thons this year.